Word forms: overstretches
ergative verb & verb If you overstretch something or someone or if they overstretch, you force them to do something they are not really capable of, and they may be harmed as a result. [V n] ⇒ Dr Boutros Ghali said the operation would overstretch resources. [V pron-refl] ⇒ Do what you know you can do well and don't overstretch yourself. [V] ⇒ Never force your legs to overstretch, or you can cause injuries.
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